All Judges Council meetings are restricted to members of the Connecticut Judges Council.
You be the Judge!
o An interactive session on improving written comments for design when judging. This will provide practice for the Symposium exam as well as the State Flower Show.
o Extended Discussion of the Designs in preparation for the Symposium exam and for those creating designs.
o Introduction to exhibiting Botanical Horticulture
General Rules: All cut specimens are single stems shown in clear glass bottle/container provided by exhibitor; wedging is permitted. Fruits and Vegetables will be exhibited on white paper plates provided by committee. Horticulture Division Arboreal exhibits must be 30″ or less; Botanical Arts Division Horticulture Arboreal exhibits may be up to up 36″. Entries must be properly identified and italicized or underlined. Classification will subdivide.
Division I Horticulture
Section A Cut Stem Flowering
Section B Cut Stem Foliage
Section C Fruits and Vegetables
Section D Any Other Named Exhibit (Including Arboreal up to 30″ and container grown plants)
Division III Botanical Arts
Section A Horticulture
Class 1 Deciduous Branches exhibiting Berries – up to 36″
Class 2 Branches exhibiting Fall Color – up to 36″
Horticulture Judges: Sylvia Abbot, Jan Cernoch, Margaret Colby
Design: In preparation for the Symposium, there will be two design types for the September meeting, three exhibits each; and two panels of judges.
1. Mont St. Michel (France) A Grouped Mass design on a black pedestal 18 inches square and 42 inches tall. Eligible for Designer’s Choice Award. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont Saint-Michel
Designers: Cheryl Cappiali, Jerre Dawson, Kris Urbanik
Design Judges: Maria Nahom, Pat Dray, Sharon Bender
2. Coco Chanel A Featured Plant Material design on a black pedestal 18 inches square and 42 inches tall. Eligible for Designer’s Choice Award. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Chanel
Designers: Alison Feaster, Jessica Fischer, Leslie Martino
Design Judges: Cindy Marien, Carol Martens, Cathy Ritch